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are democrats willing to put social security on the table? 9/11 remembered. >> a beloved pets lost. the tragic accident that has families wanting to find credit. >> should you use custody of your children if they are obese? live and in hd, this is abc7 news at 11, on your side. we begin tonight with a major break in a 10-year-old murder case. the conviction of a fairfax county man who was on death row for about a decade was overturned. prosecutors argued that he hired owen barber. his family maintained that he was innocent. >> tuesday afternoon, she had
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what was likely a very emotional telephone call with her son. he has been on va.'s death row. she got to tell him that he has a chance to get his life back. >> it has been really hard. you have to keep the faith. >> joy can finally sit aside her outrage. he was wrongfully convicted in a murder for hire plot that sent him to death row. >> for him to live like that, for the past 10 years knowing that he is innocent, is unbearable. it is torture. >> in march of 2001, justin wolff was accused of hiring someone to kill is marijuana supplier. he is now serving a life term
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for that murder he was the prosecution's key witness. he rested all the blame on wolf. the prosecution was aware of this false testimony and also noted that evidence was suppressed. >> how the prosecution done their duty, my son would never have been convicted. he would never have been sent to death row. >> she is hopeful that this horrible journey will soon end and her son will be home and once again in her arms. >> i have been dreaming about that for years. i am ready to see what that is going to be like. >> prosecutor told me he respectfully disagrees with the judge's decision and is? the attorney general to file an appeal. he also told me that if necessary, and he will refile charges in this case. what is next for him?
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quite frankly, we do not know. a lot of unanswered questions. we do know that he still faces about 20 more years of a 30-year drug charge that has not been vacated. we turn to the heat wave that has many of us staying close to the air-conditioning break the temperature has dropped, but it is still steaming out there tonight. we have some good news for you. bob ryan joins us now to share it with you. >> we have to be patient. there is the good news, but it is a day from now. but at the high temperatures. we missed the record, but not by a whole lot grade it has cooled down but look at the current temperatures great it is still 88 degrees in washington. temperatures right now are in the 80's.
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there is nothing around us, but let me take you down. there is that while loans an area of lightning. that is closer to southern maryland. if we go through tomorrow, we may be seeing some of our own. the big news is, after a warm night, all this heat and humidity gets pushed to our south. i will join you from the weather center to tell you about the air coming our way. >> looking forward to that. crews remain at work on the red line to prepare a kink. during the evening commute, red line trains were forced to share a single track. it is not known if the repairs will be made in time for the morning rush hour. are whether team is on your side
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24 hours a day. to see some pictures from last night's storm, but you we are learning more tonight about an employee accused of a child sex abuse crime. declining coach working -- a rock climbing coach worked in colombia. john gonzales is life in colombia tonight and he has the disturbing new information. >> this appears to be a disturbing trend great many families that use this rock climbing facility are very concerned tonight. a two coaches fired and arrested, both worked at this facility. they're both charged with having sex with a minor. >> just two weeks after a climb the coach was arrested on sexual assault charges, a second instructor has also been charged
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with performing sex acts with a minor. >> it is very concerning. it makes you worry about the activities. >> the mother of a latest victim told police her daughter had been sexually assaulted by a climbing instructor. he had been the girl's instructor for more than a year. >> if it happened at the same place twice in a short period of time. >> the arrests followed the arrest of a head coach. talking about a tournament party. he is charged with 12 counts involving a 14-year-old girl. >> according to a police report, he was -- they began having a sexual relationship and march.
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>> i do not think it speaks so much about climbing. it is about the individuals. >> detectives say they are still investigating and interviewing the entire staff. in the meantime, the head says in a written statement that all parents and customers are being notified. police in montgomery county need your help and the search for two missing teenagers. detectives tell us that the 16- year-old and 15-year-old may have disappeared together. officers are worried because she suffers from eight medical condition and does not have for medication. to the showdown over the country's crippling debt. with just 20 days before a
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possible to fight harry reid says he is willing to consider of medicare and social security cuts. but only if it was part of a compromise that included tax increases. this comes as republicans criticized the president's handling of the situation. even the president would not guarantee that social security checks would go out next month. >> with the debt talks at an impasse, mr. mcconnell rocksed the capital offering a plan be. a doomsday scenario that raises the nation's credit limit before we run out of money on august 2. >> i would advocate that we pass legislation giving the president the authority to request an increase in the debt ceiling that would take us past the end of this term.
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>> congress would pass a bill giving the president authority to ask for $2.50 trillion in increases between now and 2013. congress would pass a bill disapproving it allows the president to veto it and get the extension. >> this is not my first choice. >> the convoluted solution follows an impasse in which both sides hardened their position. >> this debt limit increase is his problem and it is time for him to lead by putting his plan on the table. >> we must protect medicare and social security. >> the final proposal would not give republicans the spending cuts they want, but it would give them hope of getting them after the 2012 election. president obama says he is willing to make spending cuts across the government as long as they are done responsibly over time. another meeting between the president and congressional leaders is scheduled for tomorrow at 4:00.
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on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the names of all the victims died in the attacks will be read for the first time. the ceremony will take place at the new 9/11 memorial in new york. relatives will have the chance to read the names of their loved ones. the memorial bears the names of almost 3000 victims. a farewell for first lady who put her personal stamp on politics. betty ford was still -- was remembered today in california. four first ladies and attended the funeral today. >> her commitment to speaking out on issues that before she took them on, were just not
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discussed. it made a huge difference in the lives of americans. >> her casket will be flown down to grand rapids, michigan. that will happen tomorrow for a public memorial service. she'll be buried beside her husband. coming up, a new controversy surrounding childhood obesity prayer to says that parents of of these children should possibly lose custody? >> 7 is on your side with a big changing coming if you have a netflix account. >> the emotional search for the daughter of a grandmother killed in a car crash.
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you are watching abc 7 news at 11, on your side. >> a deadly accident was turned
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into a search after a beloved showdown disappeared. a family in northern virginia is asking for their help tonight. >> they are searching for cricket. >> the collision claimed the lives of the 72-year-old but allowed her beloved dog to escape straight friends and family search for cricket. 14 hours in the afternoon sun granddaughter and a bunch of friends applauded the tall grasses in haymarket va.. based after dozens of mailboxes and they walked for miles. >> i hope we can start to move on a little bit. >> even hired a dog tracker. all to find critic, -- cricket.
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>> it is hard to explain how much she means at this point. >> she crashed into an rv on us15. >> she was a loving woman. she taught preschool. >> we worried a lot. >> the beloved k9 represents a precious piece of perry that they will not let go. >> this is all we have left. if anyone does note where she is or how sir -- has her please let us know. >> we got some very exciting news. they found cricket on this side of the road. a little dehydrated, but she is going to be ok. >> excited and relieved.
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thank you. we have a provocative commentary that is raising questions about childhood obesity provide a specialist posed this question, should parents of of these children lose custody for not controlling their weight? it was written in an article. medical experts argue that the government should intervene in some extreme cases. others contend that extreme over eating it might be the result of extraneous factors. we are also on your side with some changes coming to your netflix account. the company announced they are launching two new plants. -- plan. netflix previously bundled those two options. the changes take effect on september 1 for current customers.
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we are in the thick of ed. >> you do not want to bundle anything tonight. >> patients is a virtue. tomorrow night, we will really be excited. we had a beautiful i will get you. temperature and out is still in the height 80's after being -- in the high 80's after being at 97 degrees. look at how many 90-degree days we have had great so far, 23. we do not want to do that. a lot of 90's and oklahoma city broke their long streak of 100- degree days. it was 98 degrees. look at the area to our south.
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we are not under a heat advisory, but a lot of areas will not be getting the break that we are getting. the overall pattern really beginning to change. we will see the jet stream, the overall pattern change. during the day tomorrow, there could be some afternoon thunderstorms as the drier air begins to comment. by late tomorrow, and thursday, friday you are going to notice a difference. tomorrow the air quality may be moderately on held sacred by thursday it will be refreshing. intel, it may not get below 80 degrees. we are at 88 right now. tomorrow afternoon, the risk of an afternoon thundershower.
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the uv index use the sunblocks. thursday morning at best of all, it will last for a couple of days. toa lot of sunshine. you can always go to we have all sorts of good things. >> it sounds like a good weekend to be outside.
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here is a look at our top stories on
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leslie johnson returns to work. our slide show from last night's storms. they are all there at there was a moose on bill lewis in canada. -- the loose in canada. that is when the wildlife officials stepped in. >> i can relate to that mousse. -- moose. >> i have seen you do that in your office. >> rory mcilroy is ready to play. the world cup continues, the united states is ready for the semifinals against the french.
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the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. let's start with soccer tonight. the american women have to get focused on france for tomorrow morning. it is the semifinals and the french are very dangerous. this is a quick turnaround for
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the americans. the florida gator did not practice today. instead, she i stir sore achilles' tendon. she will definitely play tomorrow. it is a game, she says, is a must. >> when you cross over into the pop culture that is huge. we want to make that experience historical periods -- historical. >> let's go to seattle were the mystics played a matinee with the storm. seattle be washington 79-71. that is three out of four for the seattle. they have now lost four in a row. i was with rory mcilroy saturday afternoon. he was the attention getter to date. it is time for him to dig down
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to business again. for the last 23 days, it has been celebration. he practiced in his back yard and played matches are around northern ireland. yesterday, he played nine holes with his dad. this young guy has become a huge celebrity and he understands the pressure. >> the public and the media are trying to look for the next tiger woods or the next forever. it's as happens to be me at the minute. i am happy with that. i need to go out and play and spend the time on golf tournaments. >> rory mcilroy. the next rory mcilroy may be a six-year-old girl. it took a couple of bounces and rolled up to the cop. -- the cup.
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she barely said a word because dad told her you always have to be quiet on the golf course. the all-star game has just ended. the national league be the american league for the second straight year. it just ended.
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it is nice to say that we're getting closer to some rallies. >> it is just a day away. our temperatures into the low 90's. as always, go to we have everything for you. there could be some thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon.
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